Nebraska Authors

Joseph McGloin

AKA: Thaddeus O'Finn

Born 1917-12-02 Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived


Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Christian/Religious writings


Attended Creighton University, 1935-36
Master of Arts, 1943, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Attended St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, KS, 1946-1950


Society of Jesus, 1936
Ordained into Priesthood, 1949
Teacher and Counselor

Places Worked

Florissant, MO
Decatur, IL
Prairie du Chien, WI
Denver, CO
Minneapolis, Minn
Belize, British Honduras


Happy Hoilday! 1950. (as Thaddeus O'Finn)
I'll Die Laughing!! 1955, 1962.
Call Me Joe! 1958.
Backstage Missionary. 1958. (biography of Dan Lord, S.J.)
Smile at Your Own Risk.! 1959.
Learn a Little! 1961.
Yearn a Little! 1961.
Burn a Little! 1961.
What to Do Until the Psychiatrist Comes: A Handbook for the Parents of Teenagers. 1963.
Friends, Romans, Protestants. 1963.
Breaking Through the Maturity Barrier. 1965.
Getting a Kick Out of Life. 1965.
Parents and Their Teenagers. 1965.
Working to Beat Hell. 1965.
Living in God. 1965. (high school text)
Christ Lives on. 1966. (high school text)
Life of Man in Christ, 1967.
Living to Beat Hell! 1972.
How to Get More Out of the Mass. 1974.
Hey, Why Don't We Try Christianity? 1978.
Don't Panic!: A Handbook for Parents and Other Teachers. 1980.
Contributor of stories, articles, book reviews to periodicals
Author of pamphlets and plays

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